Drama

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Titane is a complex film, one that doesn’t hold back in its portrayal of unconditional love. The bold and sometimes intense imagery of the human body put on display in the film is an unwavering/uncompromising vision. That is the vision of the director, Julia Ducournau. Released to critical acclaim and even winning the palm’d’or at the […]

‘Titane’ and the Politics of Dancing
Comedy

TIFF 2021: “I`m Your Man”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. Life in the 21st century is more like being on the phones and laptops with no human interaction whatsoever. Even passing by restaurants, you find people staring at the blue screen more often than using words. It’s sad but becoming our reality. And things can only change if we […]

TIFF 2021: “I`m Your Man”
Adventure

TIFF 2021: “Dune”

“Dune” is probably this year’s most anticipated film that is expected to come out in theatres first. Shot for IMAX, with gorgeous scenery, landscape, cinematography, editing, theme and directing, the film justifies its expectation which will allow the audience to enjoy it, watching on the big screen. “Dune” is one of the most challenging adaptions […]

TIFF 2021: “Dune”
Movie Reviews

Encounter

Well that was unexpected. Director Michael Pearce takes a sci-fi action thriller road trip movie and subverts your every expectation, giving us panicky thrills of another kind. Malik Khan (Riz Ahmed) is a Marine who’s been working back to back top-secret missions, too busy saving the world to see his sons, who live with their […]

Encounter
Action

Review: “Free Guy”

Guy is not the kind of character you’d usually want to play in a shooter game. In fact, he’s not the kind of character you’d normally be able to play at all. Guy is a non-playable character, or NPC, a background figure created to populate a video game’s environment, whether to just provide atmosphere or […]

Review: “Free Guy”
Drama

Brazil: The Absurdity Of Oppression

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 8 out of 10. SPOILERS! What the hell has happened? I myself am a man strongly averse to sci-fi ever since the innocent first days of my life – and proud of it ever since. Now look at the blog: Arrival, Children of Men, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, even The Prestige! And […]

Brazil: The Absurdity Of Oppression
Movie Reviews

Reminiscence

Why are sci-fi/private detectives are such a common breed? Sure, Blade Runner and its sequel made a nice job of updating Hammett and Chandler to the 21st century but both films flopped hard on release. Their cult status, however, seems to ensure that there’s a steady stream of mob bosses presiding over augmented realities, film […]

Reminiscence
Drama

Glasshouse

I am a fan of a post-apocalyptic/dystopian nightmare done well, and I wasn’t sure that’s what Glasshouse promised, but boy did it deliver. Glasshouse is an official selection of the Fantasia Film Festival 2021. The Premise: Living in a glasshouse in total isolation, a matriarch helps her family survive The Shred, a dementia-like virus that […]

Glasshouse
Adventure

Children Of Men: Overcooked, Undercooked And Nothing In Between

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 7.5 out of 10. It’s day two in Over-The-Shoulder’s mini apocalypse, and Children of Men is the second film to be served on a silver platter for us to devour in a dismal cannibalistic lifestyle. But it’s an apocalypse – who can blame us? Anyway: Set in 2027 Britain, where eighteen years of […]

Children Of Men: Overcooked, Undercooked And Nothing In Between
Drama

Review: “Settlers”

The western and science fiction genres share several similar themes, particularly when the subject of the latter is exploration into the unknown, essentially transporting the frontier from the American West to the edges of outer space. It can be exciting and fascinating and introspective when done right. Unfortunately, writer and director Wyatt Rockefeller’s film “Settlers” […]

Review: “Settlers”
Action

Film Review: “Black Widow” (2021)

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. Black Widow is one of the most fascinating characters I personally started respecting after her ultimate sacrifice in The Avengers End Game. There’s something about her you can’t disregard. It’s not just her contagious charm or ability to convince the rest of the world why she deserves to be […]

Film Review: “Black Widow” (2021)
Action

Yes, There’s a Scene After the “Black Widow” End Credits

Never, ever mess with war Widows. Nearly a decade in the making and fourteen months in the releasing, the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is here at long last, two years after Spider-Man: Far From Home capped off Phase III in theaters. Fans had to content themselves with Marvel’s new above-average TV fare […]

Yes, There’s a Scene After the “Black Widow” End Credits
Drama

A “Stowaway” on a space ship? Who isn’t an Alien? Or a Predator?

The crew of three dock with their starship to Mars, pop the hatch on their shiny, white, aluminum alloy and glass space ship and busy themselves with firing it up to make another trip to the Red Planet, and overcoming motion sickness. It’s a complex “cycler” craft, generating artificial gravity by tethering and rotating the […]

Netflixable? A “Stowaway” on a space ship? Who isn’t an Alien? Or a Predator?
Drama

Krasinski: A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

A Quiet Place was perhaps the pinnacle of the sensory deprivation horror of the late 2010s – the last of a plethora of films that tried to reinvest the multiplex with a new sensory immediacy by focusing on characters who had one or many senses disabled. That movement didn’t necessarily feel exhausted by A Quiet […]

Krasinski: A Quiet Place Part II (2021)
Action

Spider-man: Far From Home

For some reason, I’m getting requests to review super-hero movies, even though it’s hardly an area of expertise. There are good ones, The Dark Night, Thor: Ragnorok, Iron Man 3. But most of them have a written-by-committee feel; David Mamet described a summer blockbuster movie as being like a themed ‘pageant’, and there’s generally little […]

Spider-man: Far From Home
Drama

Oxygen (2021)

Oxygen – Claustrophobic Nightmare   Director: Alexandre Aja Writer: Christie LeBlanc (Screenplay) Starring: Melanie Laurent, Malik Zidi, Laura Boujenah, Eric Herson-Macarel, Anie Balestra, Marc Saez, Cathy Cerda Plot: A woman wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there. As she’s running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to […]

Oxygen (2021) Movie Review
Action

First Glance: “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”

Several months ago we got an incredible cool teaser for “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, the follow-up to 2018’s critically panned but big box office success “Venom”. The film is part of the strange symbiotic (see what I did there) relationship between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. The Venom movies are not part of the […]

First Glance: “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”

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